spacer link to MAST page spacer logo image spacer
link to STScI page

As of April 13, the archive is now using the STScI Single Sign-On (SSO) identity manager. To check on your account click here. For more information about how accounts were transitioned click here.

Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope

The Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope UIT was one of three ultraviolet telescopes on the ASTRO-1 mission flown on the space shuttle Columbia during 2-10 December 1990. The same three instruments were later flown on the space shuttle Endeavour from 3-17 March 1995, as part of the ASTRO-2 mission. Exposures were obtained on 70-mm photographic film in the 1200-3300 Å range using broadband filters and later digitized using a Perkin-Elmer microdensitometer. Image resolution was 3" over a 40' field of view. Overall, UIT-1 obtained 821 exposures of 66 targets, and UIT-2 obtained 758 images of 193 targets.

Map of UIT observations